27 Aug '13, 7am

StarHub app crowdsources vision for the visually-handicapped

StarHub app crowdsources vision for the visually-handicapped August 27, 2013 by Terence LEE Singapore telco StarHub and digital marketing agency TribalDDB have developed an app that aims to enable blind people to receive near-instantaneous feedback about their surroundings through crowdsourcing. The MySmartEye app lets users take photos, which would be sent to a pool of micro volunteers, now numbering more than 400. Using the same app, volunteers can add captions to the photos, which would then be read out to the blind user. The feature is available in multiple languages, though translation won’t be available. Potential uses include the reading of food labels, seeking feedback for items — like clothing — before purchase, and getting descriptions of scenery, events, or things. Spearheaded by i3, StarHub’s innovation, incubation, and investment arm, the initiative also lower...

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